This article basically deals about the crimes against women . How the women
are subjected to crime ,violence ,rape, sexual abuse, torture , dowry deaths
psychological harassments , abetment to suicide and many more. Data on crime in
India are published by the National crime records Bureau (NCRB). Crimes against
women in India are gradually increasing as reported by the NCRB. Gender based
violence has become a serious issue to such an extent that it has been
catalogued as high impact health problem by the World Health Organization. Women
are one of the most vulnerable groups in terms of violence.
As we all know that India is the second most highest population country after
china. Nowadays crimes against women are becoming a major issue. This is all
because of the patriarchal or male centered society where people think that a
women should always remain within the four walls of their houses and should not
raise any voice against injustice prevailing. In India, the sex gender system
operates exposing girls and young women to different forms of violence which
includes infanticide, kidnapping, sexual harassments, murder, homicide which
restricts women from leading a dignified life.
According to the report by the National crime records bureau, every hour, at
least two women are sexually assaulted and every six hours , a young married
women is beaten to death, burnt or driven to suicide. As a result of such
heinous crimes and violence women undergoes unbearable sufferings like self
isolation, unemployment, income loss and fail to provide child care which is a
grave concern. The notion that women are weak and dependent on men is deeply
ingrained in our society.
In conclusion , violence against women creates a sense of insecurity and fear in
the community. this problem can be solved by providing comprehensive care pro
actively. A multi -dimensional and multi agency team including access to
psychological support is to be made available to deliver care under one roof.
And also implementing certain primary prevention programmes such as gender
sensitization and sex education in all schools and colleges and also making
women self aware about their rights so that they can be courageous or brave
enough to fight for justice . Its now high time to break the silence and to
provide respect which they deserve and to provide them an environment free from